Shake it Up: Grow Your Own Garden-to-Glass Cocktails

March 28, 2017

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As interest in edible gardens continues to grow, a creative culinary cocktail culture has emerged and with it, the cocktail garden–-the liquid offspring of the locavore and farm-to-table movements, bolstered by the growing popularity of craft distilleries.

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The Easiest Indoor Plants and How to Care for Them

March 14, 2017

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Using houseplants as an interior design element is literally a breath of fresh air. Indoor plants offer numerous health benefits and can even improve your mood because taking care of them provides a calming effect. In Read More...

The Netherlands to Produce Two Billion Tulips in 2017

March 8, 2017

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Tulip lovers worldwide will be happy to hear that production of the flower in the Netherlands is at a record high. Dutch growers are on their way to producing a massive two billion tulips annually.

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Italian Architect Gae Aulenti’s Iconic Outdoor Furniture Collection

September 23, 2016

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Over fifty years after the debut of Italian architect Gae Aulenti’s first outdoor furniture collection, Locus Solus for Poltronova, Exteta has re-released the series which they launched at Milan Design Week 2016. 

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Exteta faithfully reproduces Aulenti’s colorful collection of … Read More...

Girona, Spain’s Temps de Flors Festival Blends Horticulture and Art

September 4, 2016

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temps-de-flors-eiffel-bridge-side-hanging-plants-urbangardensweb Gustav Eiffel’s Pont de le Peixateries Velles over Onyar river. Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

The history of Girona, Spain is as colorful as are the ochre and coral-toned buildings lining the banks of the Onyar river that flows through it. 

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An Eco-Friendly Solution For Small Space Gardening: The City Garden

August 17, 2016

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Looking for an easy way to grow a garden on a balcony, deck or in any sunny spot you’ve got? Scroll down to enter our contest for a chance to win a The City Garden–an eco-friendly kit that has Read More...

Fiskars Grant Feeds Starvin’ Marvin in Alaska

August 13, 2016

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The Fiskars Project Orange Thumb 
community garden initiative provides groups across the U.S. and Canada with the tools, materials, and resources they need to bring their garden plans to life.

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One of this year’s recipients, The Takshanuk Watershed Council in Read More...

Functional and Fashionable Lamp Doubles as a Planter

August 12, 2016

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I love double duty and multi-functional designs, and a lamp doubling as planter is kind of a no-brainer since plants need light. Lighting and plants are a symbiotic pairing that can be both fashionable and functional, stylish and sustainable.

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A Lego Up on 3D-Printed Bird House

August 11, 2016

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Is 3D-printed architecture for the birds? It is now. The organic branch-like façade of Bird House is based on Cairo pentagonal tiling, a pattern that appears in many Islamic decorative designs and on the streets of Cairo.

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Pavilion of Roses That Bloom With Light

August 10, 2016

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Monaco-based Russian designer, architect, futuristic designer, and writer, Vasily Klyukin dreams up some spectacular “out-there” concepts. It’s no wonder that he once wrote a sci-fi novel about a society ruled by artificial Read More...

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